Friday, January 20, 2006


IP lawyers, modern warriors with different weapons

Winning a legal battle in China requires more than the will to succeed. Jones Day's J. Benjamin Bai quoted Sun Tzu's Art of War in relation to competitors that want to invalidate your clients' patents:

"Know your enemy, know yourself, fight a hundred battles, win a hundred battles."
But he also warned, "If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat." This century-old war strategy still applies today, albeit a different battle.

Read here Bai's 'Are your Chinese patents at risk?' (already reviewed yesterday, see here).

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